Nicely written and thought provoking. I tend to agree with most of your points.
As someone who has done a bit of work in aerospace and marine, I am also constantly baffled by the level of ignorance, incompetence and recklessness displayed by the self driving industry.
Just for fun, post this to Hacker News and brace for Musk cultist frontal assault.
I was actually bracing to be attacked here but everyone's pretty mellow.
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